In this July 9, 2013, photo, the water level at White River Lake is so low the water district that serves about 10,000 people is forced to use temporary pumps to get lake water to the treatment plant. Ongoing drought conditions have lakes statewide at their lowest levels for this time of year since 1990.
Katlyn Dryer, 21, of Dallas, and Sam Ferguson, 16, of Belton, practice their sailing skills during a U.S. Sailing Small Boat Certification course on July 7 at Belton Lakeview Park. Levels on Stillhouse Hollow and Belton lakes, which are the main water source for the Killeen-Fort Hood area, are about 80 percent. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is 7.7 feet below normal and Belton Lake is 8 feet below normal.